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FutureStarrBroadway Star of the Future 2019 OOR
HBO’s new Broadway show, Lincoln Lights, is back! And Understudy is right there with you, chronicling your story and the story of the other auditionees for the highly coveted role of Abigail. Who will win the part of Abigail? and who will join the show's company of actors and creatives? Understudy will be following your journey from Week 1 to Week 13 of the selection process and your time on the Broadway stage.
If you want proof that the Tampa Bay area high school theatre departments not only can go neck and neck with other theatre departments anywhere, but actually surpass them, then make sure to attend the next Broadway Star of the Future showcase. Some of the best talent you will ever experience is on display. This year, 43 high school productions (36 of which were musicals) and 700 participants from 31 schools from as far south as Naples and as far north as New Port Richey had been adjudicated beforehand. And two young performers would be chosen to represent the area by going to New York City later this summer and vie for the prestigious Jimmy Awards, but more about that later.
At the Broadway Star of the Future Showcase in Tampa, Winners of Best Performance by an Outstanding Actor and Best Performance by an Outstanding Actress will be selected. Winners are then invited to attend the Jimmy Awards / National High School Musical Theatre Awards in New York City, expenses paid. Participants experience a week of private coaching, master classes, and rehearsals with theatre professionals and they receive opportunities for merit scholarships, professional advancement, and other prizes. (Source: www.shorecrestebytes.com)
Tampa, Fla. – The Straz Center for the Performing Arts has awarded local high school students Chris Loving and Senna Prasatthong-osoth the prize of performing on Broadway in New York City and representing the Straz Center in the 2019 National High School Musical Theatre Awards, known as The Jimmys®, on June 24 at Minskoff Theatre. Along with a record 84 other students from around the United States, Loving and Prasatthong-osoth will work with professional directors and producers and be considered for several recognitions.
Prasatthong-osoth’s performance as Ella in Cinderella won the hearts of judges, who voted her female Broadway Actress in a Musical. Prasatthong-osoth, 17, has just graduated from Shorecrest Preparatory School and will be pursue a B.F.A. in musical theater at NYU Tisch in the New Studio on Broadway. Loving, 18, blew judges away in his role as Bert in Mary Poppins. He has just graduated from Palm Harbor University High School and plans pursue a BFA in musical theater. (Source: www.tampabaynewswire.com)